Town of The Blue Mountains Town Hall
In collaboration with the Town of The Blue Mountains, Envision-Tatham guided and refined ideas expressed through a design charrette process to prepare the overall site concept for the Town Hall and surrounding parkland in Thornbury. The plan establishes a recognizable civic core by positioning the Town Hall prominently, unifying existing site features and parkland, and creating stronger connections to the Beaver River, adjacent trails, and the MNRF fish ladder. Further to the site design, the concept also included design visioning for the future integration of an adjacent property acquired by the Town through a philanthropic donation. The first phase of the plan was realized in 2011 with the completion of the new LEED certified Town Hall. Envision-Tatham prepared the site design and construction documents for the implementation of the Town Hall public plaza, parking areas, streetscape and parkland interface. As a component of LEED certification, the design included water conservation, xeriscape planting, and support for alternate transportation modes. Future phases include the redevelopment of the riverside parkland, where a performance pavilion, amphitheater, artificial ice skating loop, water play, and market space are contemplated.
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